93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 SuperDork
3/1/10 3:56 p.m.

Well... i've got about 300 cars... I didn't feel like running the special stage again.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku Dork
3/2/10 10:23 a.m.

haven't had the chance to sit down and figure it out yet. Thought I would run the whole show, but dividing it up is ok too. Thanks for not useing the 'ring again! I'll have something by tomarrow night. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll curse....

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 SuperDork
3/2/10 10:25 a.m.
Gearheadotaku wrote: haven't had the chance to sit down and figure it out yet. Thought I would run the whole show, but dividing it up is ok too. Thanks for not useing the 'ring again! I'll have something by tomarrow night. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll curse....

You're free to run the whole show, too. I don't mind taking turns like that. Just PLEASE no restrictions on tires.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku Dork
3/2/10 11:46 a.m.

You can use any tire that is available....

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
3/2/10 12:50 p.m.

So what do we have and when?

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku Dork
3/2/10 10:16 p.m.

Here we go...

GT4. Start by switching to "arcade" mode, I won't make you guys buy new cars...yet. You may use the "quick - tune" as you see fit, all tracks are run in normal.

Race 1: Pizza delivery. Neon SRT-4 George V Paris.

Race 2 : Lets get Dirty. Celica GT-4 RC. Catherdral Rocks 1

Race 3: The Flying Mullet. 1988 IROC Z Concept. Deep Forest

Race 4: Aussie Invasion. Holden Monaro CV8 Laguna Seca

Now switch back to Simulation and open your wallets.

Race 5: What would GRM drive? Build a Miata any way you want and race it at Trial Mountain.

Scoring: Races 1-4 1st 5pts, 2nd 3pts, 3rd 1pt.

        Race 5 1st 7pts, 2nd 5pts, 3rd 3pts, 4th 1pt.

The gauntlet has been thrown down, you have till midnight Sunday the 14th to post your times.

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 SuperDork
3/3/10 6:40 a.m.

How do you do quick tune? I own all these cars... is there a performance advantage to running these in the normal game? I've never messed with arcade.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku Dork
3/3/10 6:49 a.m.

Using the arcade version keeps us on a level footing. Try it out, you'll see what I mean.

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 SuperDork
3/3/10 7:11 a.m.

What exactly is Quick Tune and what does it do, though?

I LOVE your choices, by the way... pretty diabolical.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku Dork
3/3/10 8:34 a.m.

I wanted to stick you guys with a C4 Vette and a Dodge Stratus, but they aren't in GT4. The A/C Cobra was high on the list too, but it has like, zero brakes. Even I'm not that mean... Once you're in Arcade mode, use the time trial function. Select car and track as normal. Just before you start, you''ll see the same icons you normally would. When you select the toolbox for making adjustments, you'll get the quick tuning menu.

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 SuperDork
3/3/10 8:45 a.m.

There's a C4 vette in this game, by the way. I have two of them. Not sure why... guess i'll sell one. But it's there.

Thanks for the tip on the quick tuning... i guess i'll see what kind of damage i can do with it.

You are all boned when i pick the next challenge, though.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku Dork
3/3/10 9:19 a.m.

Where's the C4?

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 SuperDork
3/3/10 9:22 a.m.

C4 Corvette Gransport. I don't honestly remember if it's available as a "new car" though.

I put Enkei RP01s on mine. Just 'cuz.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku Dork
3/4/10 4:09 p.m.

Found the Dodge Stratus, it's in GT2! Other finds there are the Neon ACR and R/T. Intrepid lives there too. Hey, the game was made in '99...

Volksroddin
Volksroddin Dork
3/4/10 8:51 p.m.

almost off topic GT2 was the best one they made

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku Dork
3/4/10 9:07 p.m.

2 was good, but the graphics upgrade on the PS2 (for GT3) was worth it. GT4 isn't really a big improvment over 3 as I see it. New cars and tracks, but it feels more like an expansion rather than a new game. I'll have to play 3 for a bit and make sure my memory is correct. Played 2 a bit yesterday....

neon4891
neon4891 SuperDork
3/6/10 7:49 p.m.

I have established some "STIG" times(B-Spec, the computer races for you) for arcade races 3 and 4.

Race 3- 1:34.241

Race 4-1:42.487

I even have a "stig" time for race 5. B-spec pulled 1:28.250 on my current Miata.

Opinions may differ, but I feel B-spec provides a good baseline number, FWIW.

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 SuperDork
3/6/10 10:22 p.m.
neon4891 wrote: I have established some "STIG" times(B-Spec, the computer races for you) for arcade races 3 and 4. Race 3- 1:34.241 Race 4-1:42.487 I even have a "stig" time for race 5. B-spec pulled 1:28.250 on my current Miata. Opinions may differ, but I feel B-spec provides a good baseline number, FWIW.

It's a good baseline, yep. I use it to figure out my line of attack, then go from there. I can usually end up 10-15% faster myself, though.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku Dork
3/8/10 7:46 a.m.

I'm gonna get started tomarow night, if I can pull myself away from Command and Conquer...

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
3/8/10 9:04 a.m.

I am too busy washing my boots right now. I will work on it tonight.

neon4891
neon4891 SuperDork
3/8/10 9:35 a.m.

My Miata is preped and I'm just shaving off time. When I realised that I was running street tires and switched to race rubber, I knocked off 12 seconds.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku Dork
3/11/10 8:05 p.m.

I'm in the 1:22's with my miata, and have yet to bolt on the turbo. How you guys doin'?

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku Dork
3/14/10 1:34 p.m.

ok, after many hours of bouncing the controller off the wall and floor, here are my times:

  1. Paris w/ STR-4 1:36.617

  2. Cathedral w/ Celica GT-4 2:01.956

  3. Deep Forest mullet machine 1:32.484

  4. Laguna Seca w/ CV8 1:39.173

  5. Trial Mountain 2000 Miata GRM build 1:19.973

With so little smack talk, I wonder if anyone is trying. Maybe it's just such a good, grueling competition that everyone is concentrating and waiting till the last second...

Volksroddin
Volksroddin Dork
3/14/10 7:44 p.m.

So what are the rules on this? I will wait on the smack talk

David Adams
David Adams Reader
3/15/10 12:45 a.m.

Meh, I've got a ton of downtime now, I would like to get in on this.

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